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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cisco Wireless Control System Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Wireless Control System Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028990
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028990
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5990   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 6 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Wireless Control System. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Health Monitor Login pages do not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Cisco Wireless Control System software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCud18375 to this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/830316

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Cisco Wireless Control System software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.cisco.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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